Wrong Side Brew­ing im­press in Mel­bourne

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By STEVE VI­VIAN

JAMIESON’S Wrong Side Brew­ing im­pressed both beer lovers and brew­ing ex­perts in Mel­bourne re­cently, when they were a fea­ture at the 2017 Good Beer Week Gala Show­case at Fed­er­a­tion Square.

The show­case, which con­venes 36 of Vic­to­ria’s most in­no­va­tive brew­eries, was a meet­ing for brew­ers, pa­trons and traders to im­merse them­selves in all things malt, hops and yeast.

Wrong Side Brew­ing’s Paul Hann and Dar­ren Kerr said the event was a big suc­cess, and their pres­ence raised the cu­rios­ity of many who wanted to know where in the world was Jamieson.

“It went re­ally well, we got our name out there, and there was plenty of peo­ple, plenty of in­ter­est, a great amount of in­ter­est in where we are from, and lots of good feed­back,” said Mr Hann.

“A lot of peo­ple were in­ter­ested in the lo­ca­tion, and get­ting the lo­cal area out to the world and pro­mot­ing Jamieson is one of the great ben­e­fits of th­ese events.”

Day one of the gala was an in­dus­try fo­cused trade ses­sion, where busi­ness minded beer buffs such as stock­ists and re­tail­ers could meet brew­ers and talk busi­ness.

On day two of the gala, which fit­tingly fell on St Pa­trick’s Day, the event loos­ened up a bit, with beer lovers re­plac­ing the in­dus­try heads to ex­pe­ri­ence the in­ge­nu­ities of the 36 brew­eries on hand.

And what’s St Pa­trick’s Day with­out a good old Ir­ish ale?

When t he Wrong Side Brew­ing boys put their Ir­ish Red Ale through their bar, it sold like Draught at the Com­mer­cial.

This Ir­ish Red Ale was an ex­per­i­men­tal brew – just one of many that Wrong Side Brew­ing show­cased at the gala.

“On the sec­ond day we put out some more ob­scure style beers, and they were all re­ally pop­u­lar, which was in­ter­est­ing and very en­cour­ag­ing to see,” said Mr Hann.

Some of the more ex­per­i­men­tal brews tri­alled by Paul and Dar­ren were the Dunkel­weizen (a dark wheat bear), the Eureka Sin­gle Hop IPA (a black IPA), and the Ir­ish Red Ale, which were sold along­side their pale ale, pilsener and sai­son.

The feed­back re­ceived at the gala goes a good way to con­firm­ing that such brews can be made in fu­ture to com­mer­cial batches and fea­tured at the brew­ery when it opens later in the year.

Wrong Side Brew­ing will next take their ex­ploits – and the good word from Jami­son – to the Yarra Val­ley for the Yarra Val­ley Beer & Cider Fes­ti­val, which will be run­ning this Satur­day, April 1.

The fes­ti­val will see some of the finest bou­tique beer and cider that Vic­to­ria has to of­fer, along with qual­ity food stalls and en­ter­tain­ment to en­sure an eclec­tic ex­pe­ri­ence and great day out for all.

DOWN TO BUSI­NESS: Wrong Side Brew­ing’s Paul Hann led the charge in Mel­bourne at the Good Beer Week Gala Show­case. The brew­ers, who op­er­ate out of Jamieson, had 10 ro­tat­ing taps go­ing over the two day event.

BREW CREW: All hands were on deck at Fed­er­a­tion Square. Wrong Side Brew­ing’s (from left) Dar­ren Kerr, Paul Hann, Cameron Hann, Har­mony Rich­mond and Matt O’Reilly re­ceived great feed­back at the event.

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